Re: Seeing the Ground
- Dr. Simpson-
I have heard this said about Mr. McDonough before -- do you happen to
know what book of his this charge was made regarding?
I have never met the man, but I have always wondered about the truth
of the rumor--
Wakefield--- In civilwarwest@y..., brooksdsimpson@y... wrote:
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> wrote:I
> > --- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
> > > I depend, in large
> > > measure, on the writings of such well-regarded authors as James
> > > McDonough, Wiley Sword, and Peter Cozzens.
> Mr. Rose has never responded to a major error I found in Cozzens's
> work which would seem to betray his anti-Grant animus (at least if
> apply the same standards to Cozzens that Mr. Rose apples toothers).
> > Wasn't McDonough the guy who plagiarized someone's master's
> > a work he combined on with another author?
- In a message dated 9/4/2005 10:37:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, dan6764@... writes:
An 1866 document produced by laborers locating bodies on the battlefield stated that the heaviest concentrations of dead lay on the eastern and western sections of the field and that the dead were fairly light in the center where the Hornets Nest was located..This may be true Dan, but remember, as soon as the battle ended, Union troops started gathering up their dead as well as Confederate dead. Those that might have been found after the war was over, were most likely those that were killed in the brush and bramble of the battlefield, whereas, the Hornet's Nest was quite open and bodies were easily found there following the battle.Just a thought of common sense with only documentation of them finding and burying the dead following the battle. IIRC, Grant denied Beauregard access to Confederate dead, since they already had been gathered up and buried.JEJ